Download Music for your Road Trip Home!

Download Music for your Road Trip Home!

By on Aug 23, 2012 in Burning Man, Music, Rock Star Librarian | 2 comments

Photo by Hillary Shepard

Every drive Home throws unexpected monkey wrenches into the best laid plans. Last year, my 12 hour trip took 24 when both the back, left wheel and its complete axle flew off the back of our trailer at 1am, eliciting fiery sparks to rival the best of 4th of July fireworks against the black of night, all along a treacherousness, winding stretch of Hwy 26, heading over Mt. Hood.

As you might imagine, I had time to reflect on what that moment’s theme music should be, both to keep our spirits up and give us thumping resilience to do what needed to get done to continue our trek Home. Somehow, full 80s hair band metal the likes of Bon Jovi, seemed appropriate to get us through the moment. What’s your “Oh, Shit!” Emergency mix?

So, here’s just a sampling of fabulous beats of various genres to get your booty shakin’ on the plane, train, car, diesel truck, RV, and/or mutant vehicle drive Home! Download what you like and shake, shake it!

And please comment to share with me your selected road trip mixes, for both to and from Home! All genres welcome!

Fort Knox Five
“Live on 4 Decks at the Belly Up Aspen”
*Of particular note: 37 min in, one of my fave all-time remixes and reminiscent of Root Society 2008!*
And funk it up with several other FK5 mixes here.

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Shroud Calling
A Tribute to The Beastie Boys May 13, 2012
No road trip for me is ever complete without a round of License to Ill and Paul’s Boutique. We miss you, MCA. Thank you for your magical beats!
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The Scumfrog
Driving To Burning Man 2012 (Sunset Session)
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Desyn Masiello
Faciendo Resident – live mix @ Sunglass Sundays, Washington DC (Robot Heart)
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Mr Jennings
Intergalactic Speakeasy
(Happening again this year. Here’s the FB invite.)
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J Kanizzle
Baltimore is Burning
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JD Mack
Live at Atomic Lollipop 2012
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DJ Wolfie
Steampunk Saloon Live Set 2012

80s Big Hair Bands
Autograph – Turn Up the Radio
Cue sometimes you need to to seriously rock the tough moments.
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Yacht Rock Vol 1
Because silly is the ultimate sexy.
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And Downloads from our Burn Family


Pink Mammoth

Space Cowboys

Opulent Temple

Philadelphia Experiment

Robot Heart

Bootie MashUp

Destination Burning Man Compilation of various road trip home mixes.


  1. Thanks for the shout out at the end for dBMcasts – they are each playa-inspired in one way or another and shared in gratitude. I put up a brief overview of our most recent mixes at I also curate a Soundcloud group that has a treasure trove of more than 300 original mixes from a wide range of DJs & genres:

    Leaving the far NW corner of mossy Washington State for the drydusty in the morn! See you in our lovely city xo

    DJ Playaduster

    August 23, 2012


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